Bangladesh to export 3950 tons of Hilsa to India for Durga Puja
Marking the upcoming Durga Puja of this year, Bangladesh has allowed export of 3950 tons of Hilsa fish to India.
This approval was given in a notification of the Ministry of Commerce on Wednesday.
The notification said export of some 3,950 tons of Hilsa was approved in favour of 79 organisations.
It is learnt that Kolkata Fish Importer’s Association in an application to Deputy High Commission of Bangladesh in Kolkata informed on September 1 about the demand of 5,000 tons of Hilsa ahead of the Durga Puja.
Later on September 4, the Ministry of Commerce received the application.
Last year, Bangladesh gave permission to export 2,900 tons of Hilsa to India during the Durga Puja. That time, some 1,300 tons of Hilsa were exported to the neighbouring country.